So how is Tool doing now that their music is available streaming and on iTunes?

For a variety of reasons, Tool’s music was absent from iTunes and all streaming music services until Friday (August 2). But with the new album, Fear Inoculum, coming August 30, the band decided to get with the program.

So how did things work out? Quite well, thank you.

When I checked the iTunes around dinner last night, Tool had 12 songs in the Canadian Top 100 of most-purchased songs with “Sober” leading the way. All four albums and the Opiate EP were in the Top 10–in other words, pretty much everything they’ve ever released.

Moving to Spotify, the playlist called Tool Top Tracks has 51,904 followers. I’d say they’re doing fine.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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